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Comings & Goings: John Blount Promoted to President at tw telecom

February 13, 2014

Comings & Goings: John Blount Promoted to President at tw telecom

By Wayne Adam
Contributing Writer

Recently, tw telecom, provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions, announced the promotion of John T. Blount to President and Chief Operating Officer.

John was appointed the Company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2005 and previously held positions of  Executive Vice President of Field Operations, Senior Vice President – Sales, Regional Vice President for the Midwest and Southwest Regions and Vice President and General Manager for the company's Milwaukee sales, service and operations office.

"We are extremely pleased to name John as our new President and look forward to his continued leadership as we enter 2014 and beyond," said Ms. Larissa Herda, tw telecom (News - Alert) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "John has guided the Company's operations since 2005 as our Chief Operating Officer, during which time we have produced consistently strong performance. With 25 years of industry experience and his intimate knowledge of tw telecom's customers, employees and operating environment, John is recognized for his leadership in product innovation, expanding our fiber footprint and creating a customer experience that is admired within our industry."

"I am proud of what tw telecom has accomplished, and I am fortunate to work with an executive team and employees who are committed to serving customers and creating long-term shareholder value," Mr. Blount said. "I am honored to be recognized by Larissa and our Board with this position, and I remain focused on investing in our business to drive growth and profitability. I am excited about our opportunities to revolutionize and transform the industry with the development of our Constellation Platform(SM) and our leading position in the enterprise market that enable us to develop and deliver faster, better and easier solutions so customers can more efficiently achieve their business objectives."

Prior to joining tw telecom, Mr. Blount held various sales positions at US WEST, including Director of Sales for US WEST Enterprise in Minneapolis, and Sales and Service Manager for South Dakota. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker
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